Education (Department of Catholic Schools)

Telephone: (213) 637-7300

More than 250 Catholic schools serve the counties of the Greater Los Angeles Region. The tradition of Catholic education in the United States can be traced back to the 1600s. The Church in Los Angeles opened its first schools in the 1850s. Catholic schools equip students to follow in the footsteps of the saints and take the redeeming message of the Gospel into the world – in every profession, every household, every neighborhood and across social classes.

Click here to read our latest guidelines and learn how we are preparing to start the school year smart. (Guidance from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for On-Campus Instruction for the 2020-2021 School Year)

Watch the August 28 meeting with Archbishop Gomez and Paul Escala: Our Catholic Schools Common Purpose During Unprecedented Times

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Our Staff

Paul Escala

Superintendent/Senior Director of Catholic Schools


(213) 637-7300

Deputy Superintendents

Assistant Superintendent


DCS Team